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    Aldi Air Compressor
    on: April 16, 2021, 07:47:19 am
    April 16, 2021, 07:47:19 am
    Have a decent sized air compressor in my garage with what seems like half a mile of pipe wrapped around a spare car rim on the garage wall....but not exactly portable, had a mail turn up the other day from Aldi ‘Oilless portable compressor’ £50 turned up yesterday, not exactly the pinnacle of quality but good enough and will certainly have its uses.

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    Re: Aldi Air Compressor
    Reply #1 on: April 16, 2021, 04:39:25 pm
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    One could also check Xiaomi's Mi portable Electric Air compressor. Cheap, good quality, easy to use. Good reviews, just ordered mine.

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    Re: Aldi Air Compressor
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    Re: Aldi Air Compressor
    Reply #4 on: April 17, 2021, 12:18:06 am
    April 17, 2021, 12:18:06 am
    Anyone checked how accurate are all these? I had a couple cheap and cheerful portable inflators and some of them were 2-3 PSI off. Still good enough to get air into a flat tyre but not something that's useful on it's own for checking pressures before riding

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    Re: Aldi Air Compressor
    Reply #5 on: April 17, 2021, 05:51:25 am
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    Re accuracy: I would never trust a small tire pump as my way of measuring tire pressure. I have a small quality gauge in my tank bag and use it no matter where I am or what pump I'm using.

    Re my kit; because I carry a tire repair kit with inflator 24/7/365, size and weight are important, my always on-board kit includes a Dynaplug® Micro Pro Inflator. Pic below. They are available lots of places, but their store is at http://www.dynaplug.com/microproinflator.html

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    Re: Aldi Air Compressor
    Reply #6 on: April 17, 2021, 07:23:11 am
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    When I said portable I mean’t around the garage for those that do not have the room or the inclination for a full sized option, you sure as hell won’t be carrying the Aldi option on your bike unless you have a large top box  :001:

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    Re: Aldi Air Compressor
    Reply #7 on: April 17, 2021, 09:07:52 am
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    Even around the garage. My personal problems are that my garage is in a separate building and has no electricity so even if i wanted full size compressor is out of the question. And forecourts are a pain in the ass on the XRs valves. What they gain in ease of access over standard valves they lose in actually getting a seal on them.

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    Re: Aldi Air Compressor
    Reply #8 on: April 17, 2021, 10:23:11 am
    April 17, 2021, 10:23:11 am
    *Originally Posted by Antares [+]
    Anyone checked how accurate are all these? I had a couple cheap and cheerful portable inflators and some of them were 2-3 PSI off. Still good enough to get air into a flat tyre but not something that's useful on it's own for checking pressures before riding

    If you go for one with a digital pressure read-out - chances are it is bang-on.    The analogue pressure gauges (of just about any quality) is open to interpretation.  You can buy an ultra compact digital pressure gauge for around £5-£6, which simply goes under the seat.   

    Those CO2 cartridges are a leap of faith.   I used to buy a kit of the Quad-bike ones, so that I had an over-capacity, but just go with a small compressor/start charger/USB supply now.   Will need to look it out to check what make it is.

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    Re: Aldi Air Compressor
    Reply #9 on: April 17, 2021, 10:25:54 am
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    *Originally Posted by Antares [+]
    Even around the garage. My personal problems are that my garage is in a separate building and has no electricity so even if i wanted full size compressor is out of the question. And forecourts are a pain in the ass on the XRs valves. What they gain in ease of access over standard valves they lose in actually getting a seal on them.

    I'm not sure, but think it was on this forum - where someone recommended the LIDL one (Blue pistol-grip, Digital gauge, battery and Car-socket capable)- He said he used it day in-day out on Central Heating systems (for accumulators) and it was very dependable.

    Edited- it was LIDL (as I had to travel to buy one)

    The lidl one was exactly like this one (except in blue):   https://www.argos.co.uk/product/8814401?istCompanyId=a74d8886-5df9-4baa-b776-166b3bf9111c&istFeedId=30f62ea9-9626-4cac-97c8-9ff3921f8558&istItemId=ixilqimpp&istBid=t&&cmpid=GS001&_$ja=tsid:59157%7cacid:804-872-0397%7ccid:12462225721%7cagid:113676135090%7ctid:pla-1082475613592%7ccrid:502317498410%7cnw:u%7crnd:3827259910167194136%7cdvc:c%7cadp:%7cmt:%7cloc:1007373&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=12462225721&utm_term=&utm_content=shopping&utm_custom1=113676135090&utm_custom2=804-872-0397&gclid=CjwKCAjwjuqDBhAGEiwAdX2cj7wwS4aFHEvkJLuigof_S97PL6GVLMdvvCXKQTbLJFZOygeG5bym8hoCiL8QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
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